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Structural insulated panels are two layers of a material (such as oriented strand board, OSB) that are laminated over an insulating material such as expanded polystyrene foam. This article discusses some of the green benefits that you would enjoy if you used these panels to construct your home.
Less Construction Waste
The use of insulated panel installation to build a home generates very little worksite waste. This is because the panels are precut and pre-sized for the site where they will be used. Additionally, the panels can have wire runs for electrical installation so there is no need to drill or cut them. Consequently, there will be a limited amount of waste to be ferried from your site once the construction work is completed.
They Save Space
Insulated panels also help to avail more space within your home. This is because the panels can be fabricated to fit the entire length of a room without the need for support columns. Columns can create a need for larger rooms since the columns occupy needed space for furniture and other household items. Thus, you will have more space inside your home when compared to a similar home that was built using conventional means that call for the use of support columns.
Insulated panels help to maintain the high quality of air inside your home. This is because there are fewer points at which different panels are joined. The home design gives the fabricators the dimensions of the home so the panels delivered will not have to be joined at several points in order to span the length of a wall. Joints provide a point where contaminants such as dust and pollen can infiltrate into the house. The envelope of insulated panels stops this infiltration.
Reduced Construction Timelines
It takes a shorter time to install prefabricated insulated panels than the time needed to build a home in the conventional way (such as using bricks). That reduced installation time means that your costs on labour are likely to be affordable since workers will spend a shorter time working for you. This has an added benefit of reducing the carbon footprint of your home since there will be fewer vehicles emitting greenhouse gases in the process of ferrying materials and transporting workers to and from the construction site.
The use of insulated panels has several advantages that go beyond monetary savings, as discussed above. Talk to a supplier of these materials and consider using them during your next construction project.Share